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The season is upon us! Merry Christmas! We believe that Christmas can still change the world, and our church community strives to celebrate in way that we believe is pleasing to God. We joined the Advent Conspiracy movement 10 years ago and have found that by buying and receiving just one less gift (and donating the money to an AC organization) we can make a huge impact on the poor, the disenfranchised, the enslaved, hurting, and hungry. We'll get started this Sunday - our first Sunday of Advent - by announcing our 2018 Advent Conspiracy organization.
 
This is also Communion Sunday, however our elementary children will not be in the service, so parents please bring your kids directly to the Norhill room. Look forward to seeing you there!
 
 
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Upcom ing Events

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DECEMBER
2 First Sunday of Advent & Communion (10 & 11:30am)
4, 11, 18 Men's Choir Practice (6:30pm) more info  
8 Homes with Hope Christmas Party (11am) more info 
9 Second Sunday of Advent & Children's Carols (10 & 11:30am)
16 Third Sunday of Advent & Christmas Play (10am) A.D. Players   
     Christmas Play & Fiesta (6pm) A.D. Players
23 Worship Service (10am) One service and men's chorus singing! 
24 Christmas Eve Service (6pm)
30 Worship Services (10 & 11:30am) 
 

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Education, Events, and Ministries! 
 
 
Calling all men who can carry a tune...
Men's choir practice - Tuesdays 6:30pm 
The men's ministry is inviting guys who are interested in singing to join the men's choir that will sing during the December 23rd service. We are practicing every Tuesday night until then, at 6:30pm, in the auditorium. Contact Jim Price with questions. 
   
 
HIM Food Pantry - service opportunities  
Saturday - Dec. 15th- 10am-noon, and prep Christmas dinner boxes 2-4pm

Coming in December
Sunday, Dec. 2nd - First Sunday of Advent and Communion Sunday (kids go to Norhill) 
Sunday, Dec. 9th - Children's performance
Sunday, Dec. 16th - A.D. Players Christmas program  
Two shows - one in the morning at 10am and a different play at 6pm followed by a fiesta and live nativity 
 
 In the morning at 10am:  
 
 
And in the evening:   
 
After the play, see the live Nativity (Cafe parking lot) and join us  
in the Cafe  for a Christmas fiesta, complete with tamales!   
 
 
Sunday, Dec. 23rd - ONE SERVICE ONLY AT 10AM Men's choir   
Monday, Dec. 24th - Christmas eve service at 6pm  
 

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Next Generation
 
NURSERY AND CHILDREN'S NEWS 
For more information about the children's department, or to volunteer, please contact our children's pastor, Jill Lively 

Facebook page for parents, teachers, and guardians of Vineyard Church of Houston children!
We have created a closed group for those who want to keep up on what is happening in our nursery and children's department on Sunday. It is called Vineyard Church of Houston Kids. If you'd like to be added to the group, email Jill Lively 

ELEMENTARY DEPARTMENT 
THIS SUNDAY, the elementary children will NOT GO TO COMMUNION SERVICE, but instead go to the 2nd floor Norhill Room.   
 
If your child has a solo next Sunday, December 9th, they must be in the Norhill Room this Sunday at 9am. 
 
YOUTH NEWS  
All middle school youth will stay in the service this Sunday
      
Tuesday Night Youth  
6pm on the 3rd floor 
Tuesday Night Youth is for grades 9-12 where we enjoy pizza, hanging out, and games, followed by worship and ministry time.
Contact Kelli Barron for more info.  
 
   

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  Tate Patrick
Welcome Tate Patrick, the new addition to the Beem family. Trent and Deborah and first time grandmother Janice Barlow are all thrilled over this little one.
   
        
If you'd like to have your prayer request listed, please contact Rita Whipple 
 
Please pray...for Mark Simpson, who's been diagnosed with heart blockage that requires surgery. Details are forthcoming!
 
Janessa Ornelas (11 years old) got good news from the doctors this week. Her leukemia appears to be in remission, which allows them to go for a 2nd bone marrow transplant. Church please pray for this little girl and her family!  
 
Please pray for Karen Bartlett and her family - her father passed away this week.  
   
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